Yield: 4 Servings
Let's begin at the beginning. Cooking rice is so simple that I cannot understand why so many people claim to have trouble with it. Nor can I understand how people can buy that instant stuff that tastes like the cardboard box in which it comes. Maybe the box tastes better! Instructions for cooking perfect rice are simple. Use a heavy covered saucepan. For size, figure 1-quart capacity for each cup of rice: 1 cup of rice takes a 1-quart pot; 4 cups, a 4-quart pot. Add 2 cups of water and ¼ teaspoon salt for each cup of rice. Bring to a boil with the lid off and keep it off for about 3 minutes. Put the lid on the pot and turn the heat to very low. Let it cook for 15 minutes and then turn off the heat. Do not open the lid during this process, and let the pot stand on the burner for another 5 or 6 minutes. You are now ready to serve.
HINT: ON COOKING RICE. When cooking rice use a heavy saucepan. If your pans are light stainless steel use a heat diffuser. It will help keep the heat even on thin pans.
Remember, rice doubles in bulk so 1 cup will give you 2 cups, or 4 servings of a normal side dish. From <The Frugal Gourmet Cooks American>. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .